NDE – Is there an afterlife? What he saw while he was ‘dead’ | Bruce Greyson for Big Think

What if death isn’t the end? NDEs may complicate what science teaches us about death and consciousness. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up Next ► Are near-death experiences real? Here’s what science has to say https://youtu.be/J5n2dzN1joU Thousands of people across the world and throughout the centuries have reported near-death experiences (NDEs). Most NDEs share one common trait: an overwhelming sense of spirituality and connection with the Divine. NDEs strongly hint at the existence of an afterlife, but not everyone agrees. NDE research has raised more questions than answers. For example: Are we just physical machines, spiritual beings, or both? Does consciousness survive brain death? Read the video transcript ► https://bigthink.com/series/great-que… ———————————————————————————- About Dr. Bruce Greyson: Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a co-founder and President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and Editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. His award-winning research led him to become a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and to be invited by the Dalai Lama to participate in a dialogue between Western scientists and Buddhist monks in India. ———————————————————————————- Read more of our stories on the afterlife: No Afterlife? No Problem! How to Face Oblivion Like a Pro ►https://bigthink.com/hard-science/no-… Do near-death experiences prove that an afterlife exists? ►https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/micha… Psychopomps: Gods of the liminal who wait for you when you die ► https://bigthink.com/thinking/psychop… ———————————————————————————- About Big Think | Smarter Faster™ ► Big Think The leading source of expert-driven, educational content. With thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, Big Think helps you get smarter, faster by exploring the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century. ► Big Think+ Make your business smarter, faster: https://bigthink.com/plus/ ———————————————————————————- Want more Big Think? ► Daily editorial features: https://bigthink.com/popular/ ► Get the best of Big Think right to your inbox: https://bigthink.com/st/newsletter ► Facebook: https://bigth.ink/facebook ► Instagram: https://bigth.ink/Instagram ► Twitter: https://bigth.ink/twitter

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